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Improve Visual Studio 2010 Build Times

A co-worker pointed me to a great tip that improved my build times within Visual Studio 2010.  If you work with a large solution/project, this might help you.

Under Tools –> Options –> ‘Projects and Solutions’ grouping –> Build and Run –> Check ‘Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run’.

Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run

Check 'Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run'

Again, this is probably only useful if you have a larger solution like mine.  In my case, it brought my wait time down from minutes to under a minute.

Thanks Andy!